Latest News in Retail Glass

  • A virtual tradeshow, a new online feature from the Glass Association of North America, Topeka, Kan.,  launched recently, according to a Feb. 2 GANA release. The launch comes in time for Glass Week and the BEC Conference in Las Vegas Feb. 12-17. The tradeshow features product information, videos and presentations, as well as downloadable brochures from exhibitors. This marks GANA's first...
  • Mesko Glass representatives were before the Honesdale Planning Commission [Pa.], Wednesday night, with a sketch plan for their new store, and attached shopping strip of five retail units. The new building is planned for their present location on top the hill on Grandview Avenue and will replace their current structure.The sketch plan presented to the commission shows a new store for Mesko Glass...
  • U.S. companies, struggling to contain escalating losses in the deepening recession, squeezed more output from their remaining workers last quarter.Productivity, a measure of employee output per hour, rose at a 3.2 percent annual rate in the fourth quarter, more than twice as much as forecast, a Labor Department report today in Washington showed. Labor costs climbed at a 1.8 percent rate, less...
  • Reed Construction Data, Norcross, Ga., a leading provider of building information modeling solutions and construction information, has announced a February 2009 launch for SmartBIM Library (SBL) v3.2, the leading BIM content management tool for architects and engineers.The release of SBL v3.2 will add new features and enhancements including the drag-and-drop family publisher, allowing users to...
  • During the second day of the Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance Annual Conference, Bill Lingnell, president of Lingnell Consulting Services, Rockwall, Texas, and technical consultant to IGMA, presented a progress report for ASTM E 2431, a standard to reduce thermal stress breakage. Lingnell has been leading a project to extend the standard that currently covers single-glazed units to include...
  • The Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance Annual Conference kicked off Feb. 3 in San Diego with an update of the organization’s possible merger with the Glass Association of North America, Topeka, Kan. The motivation for the proposed merger is to: consolidate advocacy efforts, consolidate industry technical expertise and resources, provide joint marketing efforts and reduce duplicate...
  • Despite a presentation by window film installers Tuesday night, some Main Street storeowners are still on pins and needles about possibly taking down their security bars.
  • Officials at Glass Doctor, Waco, Texas, announced the grand opening of the first Canadian Glass Doctor franchise, Glass Doctor of Kawartha Lakes. Owned by Joe and Wendy Barrieau and Brian Stephens, the franchise is located in Bobcaygeon, Ontario. Glass Doctor plans to open another franchise in Ontario this spring, according to a Feb. 3 release. The company expects to add as many as 10 Canadian...
  • GlasWeld, Bend, Ore., launched its Distance Learning Program Feb. 2. The glass repair education, training and certification program is delivered to customers via Gconnect, a proprietary online communications platform utilizing Adobe Connect technology.The on-demand training modules in the program’s initial release include introductory information on new repair techniques using GlasWeld...
  • During a Jan. 27 Webinar, two leading construction economists answered the question, “Have we hit bottom?” Jim Haughey, chief economist for Reed Construction Data, forecasted the U.S. economy will hit bottom in late summer or early fall of 2009.

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